So if anybody kindly tells you that what you are doing is "wrong," don't take umbrage; they mean well. Smile submissively, and listen, keeping your disagreement on an entirely mental level. They may be right, and even if not, they may drop off pieces of information which will come in handy if you file them away carefully in your brain for future reference.
Sounds like it should come straight out of How to Win Friends and Influence People, doesn't it? Well it just so happens that the person who uttered this wisdom was Elizabeth Zimmerman, in Knitting Without Tears.
Right on, EZ. Sorry I never had the priviledge of meeting you.